AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL — The trade group in Washington named Lori Ryerkerk of Celanese Corp. to its board.
AW-LAKE — The flow instrumentation manufacturer in Oak Creek, Wis., named Michah Feinberg controller.
CELANESE CORP. — The chemicals maker in Dallas named Scott Richardson executive vice president and chief operating officer; Chuck Kyrish senior vice president and chief financial officer. Ashley Duffie will succeed Anne Puckett as senior vice president and general counsel.
CURBELL PLASTICS — Keith Hechtel, senior director of business development at the distributor of sheet, rod, tube, adhesives and sealants in Orchard Park, N.Y., was given the Paul Davis Award of Merit by the International Association of Plastics Distributors. The award recognizes members who have performed exceptional service throughout the years.
DIRECT PACK INC. — The thermoformed food packaging maker in Azusa, Calif., named Craig Snedden CEO.
ERIEZ MANUFACTURING CO. — The maker of magnetic auxiliary equipment in Erie, Pa., named Jaisen Kohmuench CEO and president, effective Jan. 1, 2024, succeeding Lukas Guenthardt, who is retiring.
EXOTHERMIC MOLDING INC. — The reaction injection molder in Kenilworth, N.J., named Damon Johnson a manufacturing engineer.
GF UPONOR — The pipe extruder in Vantaa, Finland, named Michael Rauterkus president of the new division following Georg Fischer Ltd.'s acquisition of Uponor Corp. He joins GF's executive committee.
GLOBAL RECYCLING STANDARDS ORGANIZATION — The best practices and standards group in Washington named Rike Sandlin interim executive director.
GUILL TOOL & ENGINEERING CO. INC. — The extrusion tooling maker in West Warwick, R.I., named Nick Comeau and Brandon Ribeiro design engineers.
HOFFER PLASTICS CORP. — The custom injection molder in South Elgin, Ill., named Shari Nelson human resources director.
IMCD GROUP BV — The specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor in Rotterdam, Netherlands, named Johann Milchram managing director of IMCD Canada, effective Jan. 1, 2024, succeeding Michael Staley, who is retiring. The company also named Charles Page managing director of IMCD South East Europe, effective Feb. 1, 2024.
KASSOW ROBOTS APS — The robot manufacturer in Kastrup, Denmark, named a U.S.-based support team, including regional channel partner managers, Jim Adamski and Collin Ayres and technical support engineer Chris Hapsias.
KHS GMBH — The filling and packaging equipment maker in Dortmund, Germany, named Tobias Wetzel managing director of sales and service.
MBA POLYMERS UK — The recycler of plastics from end-of-life durable goods in Worksop, England, named Melanie Brady account manager and Izzy Dyer head of sourcing and trading.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS — Daniel Dwight, CEO and president of polymer technology and technical textiles firm Cooley Group, has been named to the executive committee of the Washington-based trade group.
NATIONAL PLASTEK INC. — The custom film products maker in Caledonia, Mich., named DJ Hammingh sales director.
NATUREWORKS LLC — The biopolymer producer in Plymouth, Minn., named Erik Ripple CEO and president, succeeding interim CEO and President Jill Zullo.
NET ZERO LLC — The provider of clean energy, technology and digital monitoring in The Woodlands, Texas, named Clinton Williams president.
NUTJOBS INC. — The bioplastics manufacturer using nutshell waste in Carmel, Calif., named Jeff Anderson CEO.
PETCORE EUROPE — The PET value chain trade group in Brussels named Roberto Bertaggia executive director.
PRECISION DRIVE SYSTEMS — The manufacturer of machining spindles and five-axis heads in Bessemer City, N.C., named Thomas Lesemann sales manager for PDS GmbH.
RKW SE — The manufacturer of film and nonwovens in Mannheim, Germany, named Eric Le Lay CEO.
SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS — The professional society in Danbury, Conn., named Art Fisher sales manager, additive manufacturing and 3D printing.
TEXEN — The luxury and beauty packaging company in Brion, France, named Guillaume Bellissen group director of sales and marketing.
THERMAL CARE INC. — The auxiliary equipment maker in Niles, Ill., named Avi Bromberg regional manager.
THERMAL TECHNOLOGY DISTRIBUTION SOLUTIONS — The industrial temperature management company in Cincinnati named Jeff Collier CEO. He was most recently chief commercial officer of Nexeo Plastics LLC.
VINYL INSTITUTE — Wayne Voorhees, vice president of manufacturing at Pipelife Jet Stream, was presented the Washington-based trade association's Lifetime Achievement Award, which was established to recognize outstanding service to the vinyl industry over a person's career.